Christmas is over and the new year is here. We are back at Higher Crochail after nearly a month away. It is lovely to be home. We were lucky enough to have various sheep sitters looking after our girls. The most shocking thing about our return, was a gift from our resident
Pine Marten. She had left a great big pile of her business in our bathroom, at least she had found the right room, but unfortunately she had
also stolen all our stored apples, quite impressive really!
We are running a few local felting workshops over the winter, but really we don’t get going until April, when we start off with our first Alternative Hen Party of the year.
I was surprised when visiting my friend Ellie today when she called me a media mogul (very unlikely!). I mentioned we would be in
Hand Made Living magazine next month, and she pointed out we were apparently in the Guardian this week. I was totally unaware, but what a lovely surprise to find a little recommendation for our craft weekends, follow the link if you would like a peek. Lovely when things like that happen.
From the Guardian:
“What do you mean you thought holidays were for relaxing? Hobbydays (I just made that up, sorry), where you spend your free time learning or perfecting a new skill, are among the fastest-growing sectors of the travel industry. Where once a deep tan was the sign of a holiday well spent, now nothing less than a hand-woven basket or pair of homemade felt slippers will do.
Discover the lost arts of felt-making and natural dyeing with Wild Rose Escapes in the Highlands (£100 for two days, excluding accommodation;wildrose-escapes.co.uk). The lessons take place in a beautiful woodland setting near Glen Affric, with the option of wild camping or staying in local B&Bs.”